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The 9 Best Caribbean Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

Craving Caribbean favorites like Cou Cou or flying fish? Then these Charlotte restaurants are for you! We analyzed the best review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews, identifying Charlotte’s top Caribbean spots. Head to these tropical Charlotte destinations for a Caribbean Aruba Ariba cocktail now!

Find the perfect Caribbean restaurant

Roy's Kitchen & Patio

Caribbean, North CharlotteCaribbeanCharlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Yard Cooked Dishes

Caribbean, Westerly HillsCaribbeanCharlotte, Westerly Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Ty's Wings & Tings

Caribbean, $$, Oak ForestCaribbean, $$Charlotte, Oak Forest
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    50 must-try cheap eats in Charlotte under $10

    Axios Charlotte, 2021

Cabo Fish Taco

Mexican, $$, North CharlotteMexican, $$Charlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Irie Vibes Restaurant & Catering

Caribbean, $, Tryon HillsCaribbean, $Charlotte, Tryon Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Lawrence Caribbean Restaurant

Caribbean, $$, Eagle LakeCaribbean, $$Charlotte, Eagle Lake
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Punta Cana

Caribbean, $$, Madison ParkCaribbean, $$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

The Jerk Joint Jamaican Restaurant

Caribbean, $$, CharlotteCaribbean, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Caribbean Hut

Caribbean, $$, University City NorthCaribbean, $$Charlotte, University City North
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Caribbean restaurants in Charlotte. We pored over ratings for 5351 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Charlotte and 142 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Axios Charlotte had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Axios Charlotte - 50 must-try cheap eats in Charlotte under $10. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Zinfandel and ciambotta

    A ciambotta can be tricky to find a red wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Zinfandel. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its full-bodied.

  • The perfect match for your lechon asado

    Experts recommend pairing a lechon asado with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • The best drink pairing for pork mofongo

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for pork mofongo can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This, crisp and acidic, white wine balances the creamy pork mofongo.


  • The traditional roasted pork

    Have you ever had a tasty roasted pork? Well it’s an absolute classic in Puerto Rico!

  • A typical drink from Puerto Rico

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Puerto Rico be sure to sample the local pina colada one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking in the area

Parking in Charlotte can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Caribbean spot.

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